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Are These the Most Beautiful Doorways in the World?

Enter the City Palace of Jaipur, India for amazing doors!

Enter the City Palace of Jaipur, India to see amazing doors!

Last year at this time, my husband Colin, my brother David, and I were gearing up to take a teacher tour of India. Believe it or not, I still have hundreds of photos from that trip which remain to be put into articles… so here’s the next batch! These images are of the most beautiful doorways I’ve ever seen, spotted at the City Palace in Jaipur, India.

One of several phenomenal doorways in Jaipur, India's City Palace.

One of several phenomenal doorways at the City Palace.

Lap up the colorful details of each of these distinct archways, and decide: If you had an infinite budget, which of these doorways would YOU pick to purchase for your place of residence?

Detail of a peacock door... Wow!

Detail from the top of a peacock door… Wow!

India knows how to use color.

India knows how to use color…

A sassy elephant guards this door.

A sassy elephant guards this door.

Indian schoolgirls at another set of doorways.

Indian schoolgirls at another set of doorways.

My little brother at another amazing door.

My little brother posing on one leg like a bird by a peacock tail door.

Can we put this door in our house???

Can we put this door in our house???

It’s funny to look at these photos from a year ago and think how different things are now in our lives, what with our sweet new baby’s arrival!

But it’s all worked out deliciously.

Since we were able to squeeze in the epic India trip before our baby emerged, now we don’t feel hemmed in by the fact that we can’t really roam the world (or sometimes even leave the house) for a little while due to the tyrannical diaper and feeding demands of our little lord.

So the moral is this: Now may not be the “perfect” time to take a big trip, but do it sooner rather than later, because you never know what might be coming next!

See more art inspiration and famous architecture from around the world at that link — I compiled 40 beautiful articles together there, including this one.

 

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Keryn Means

Friday 13th of March 2020

The peacock detail is incredible! Oh how I love a good doorway.

Lillie Marshall

Saturday 14th of March 2020

Yes!

Vijay

Thursday 26th of May 2016

We will be visiting Delhi, Agra and Jaipur next month (June, 2016). Google brought me to your page. After reading through your first article on the "Taj," almost two hours ago, I'm still stuck on your site. I revisited some of you pages just to look at the amazing photos. What a treat! Your web site is a treasure for sure. Thank you very much for the writeup and the photos (complements each other very well) displaying incredible India.

Have a good one!

Lillie

Thursday 26th of May 2016

Vijay! You just made my entire month! Thank you so much, and have a WONDERFUL trip. If you have time once you're back, please leave comments on articles about places you visited to give any updates or additional tips. Bon voyage!

Sand In My Suitcase

Saturday 22nd of March 2014

OMG. Yes, these are gorgeous doorways! Another reason for us to visit India...

Lillie

Saturday 22nd of March 2014

So many reasons!

Jasmine Brown

Thursday 30th of January 2014

Simply beautiful. Why can't there be places like that here in the US? We are so focused on technology that we usually forget the artistry of it.

Bama

Sunday 5th of January 2014

What exquisite doorways! The intricacy and detailed-coloring are just stunning! I'm planning a trip to India in 2015 but I'll focus on the south. However Rajasthan seems to have so many amazing places to visit. Might need to plan another trip to India afterwards.

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